First Gym Flooring Manufacturer to Go Green
Connor was the first MFMA (Maple Flooring Manufacturer’s Association) mill to provide sports flooring certified by the Rainforest Alliance, assuring environmentally sound logging practices. Connor was also the first MFMA mill to provide FSC certified flooring as establisehd by the rainforest alliance. Numerous Connor system components can also qualify for LEED contributions as specified by the U.S. Green Building Council's rating system.
Connor Sport Court is proud to be the only ZeroWaste company in the sports flooring industry. Recycling, avoiding waste, innovative technology and a strong environmental consciousness are a major part of our corporate policy. As a ZeroWaste company, less than 1% of all our waste is sent to a landfill. We continue to explore options that will result in an even furthur reduction of waste reaching a landfill as a result of our business operations. Our commitment to the environment has resulted in industry leading products using recycled material. Connor Sport Court has a long history of environmentally conscious practices and in 2004 we were presented an award by Salt Lake City for our commitment to the environment.
WHAT IS LEED?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
Connor is the First Company to Receive LEED Certification
First MFMA member to introduce environmentally conscious Smartwood maple flooring certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
First MFMA member to incorporate recycled re-bonded polyurethane foam cushioning into the construction of resilient hardwood sports floors.
First MFMA company and first Michigan company to be Zero Waste.
First MFMA member to offer continuing education credits for Architects and Designers.
First MFMA member to develop a standard STEM (Structural Testing & Engineering Measures) specifically to rate: dimensional stability, resilient fatigue, and static load capabilities.
First MFMA member to design a hardwood sports floor system to meet or exceed all the requirements of the most stringent International Athletic Floor Standard-DIN 18032, part 2, 2001.
First MFMA member to be the Official Floor Supplier of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Regional and FINAL FOUR Championship Tournaments.
First MFMA member to become ISO 9001:2008 Certified for quality management, design, and manufacturing of hardwood sports floor.